New senior post for Adrian van Klaveren

Former BBC Radio 5 live controller Adrian van Klaveren is be be appointed Editor of the Great War project at the BBC.

Broadcast reports his new role will see him looking after the corporation’s programming plans for the centenary of World War I, but has not been confirmed by the BBC.

It comes after he was removed from his position in December following events which happened whilst he was part of the temporary BBC News management team.

Adrian van Klaveren joined 5 live in 2008 and was formerly the Deputy Director of BBC News and Controller, News Production.

He’s a former Head of Local Programmes for BBC West Midlands based in Birmingham, where he was responsible for the output of five local radio stations and BBC regional television from Birmingham.

He joined the BBC as a news trainee in 1983 and worked in television production, before progressing to senior editorial roles on the Nine O’Clock News, Panorama, and Newsnight.

Jonathan Wall is currently Acting Controller of 5 live in Salford.

Posted on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 1:26 pm by RadioToday

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